Patreon Episode: Air France Flight 8969

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When four policemen unexpectedly boarded Air France 8969 on Christmas Eve morning in 1994, not even the flight crew was too concerned at first. But over three days of abject terror, all 220 passengers and 12 crew members would find out the truth about who these men were and what they wanted. In this Patreon-exclusive episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast, Shelly walks us through an unforgettable story of courage under fire - and how this disaster might have signaled the worse things to come 7 years later.


Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka
Directed and engineered at: Snow Monster Studios
Sound editor: Podcast Engineers
Producer: Adam Hubka
Music by: Mike Dunn

The GIGN as they prepare for the assault on hijackers who took Air France 8969

Two men in red suits place food trays on a gangway attached to hijacked Air France Flight 8969 in Marseille, December 26, 1994. GEORGES GOBET/AFP via Getty Image

Special forces operators as they breach the plane door of the hijacked Air France 8969